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Ruapehu District

Industry sector of employment

More Ruapehu District residents worked in agriculture, forestry and fishing in 2013 than any other industry.

The Ruapehu District’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the main activity of (your) business or employer.'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1,32624.011.11,46122.211.4-135
Mining60.10.1150.20.1-9
Manufacturing2765.09.93635.510.4-87
Electricity, gas, water and waste services360.70.7600.90.5-24
Construction3937.16.55137.87.0-120
Wholesale trade931.74.11081.63.7-15
Retail trade4177.510.05348.110.2-117
Accommodation and food services4448.05.14627.04.9-18
Transport, postal and warehousing1773.23.31742.63.0+3
Information media and telecommunications420.80.8420.60.90
Financial and insurance services661.21.8570.91.7+9
Rental, hiring and real estate services931.71.91201.82.2-27
Professional, scientific and technical services1562.84.91562.44.70
Administrative and support services1232.22.41231.92.40
Public administration and safety4628.47.375011.46.2-288
Education and training4898.89.54957.58.4-6
Health care and social assistance3336.011.53124.89.1+21
Arts and recreation services1382.51.51261.91.3+12
Other services1502.73.91862.84.1-36
Not elsewhere included3065.53.95107.87.7-204

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2013
Industry sector of employment, 2013 Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 11.1% Mining, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.1% Manufacturing, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 9.9% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.7% Construction, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 6.5% Wholesale trade, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.1% Retail trade, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 10.0% Accommodation and food services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 5.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 3.3% Information media and telecommunications, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 0.8% Financial and insurance services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.8% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.9% Administrative and support services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 2.4% Public administration and safety, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 7.3% Education and training, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 9.5% Health care and social assistance, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 11.5% Arts and recreation services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 1.5% Other services, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 3.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Ruapehu District: 24.0% Mining, Ruapehu District: 0.1% Manufacturing, Ruapehu District: 5.0% Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Ruapehu District: 0.7% Construction, Ruapehu District: 7.1% Wholesale trade, Ruapehu District: 1.7% Retail trade, Ruapehu District: 7.5% Accommodation and food services, Ruapehu District: 8.0% Transport, postal and warehousing, Ruapehu District: 3.2% Information media and telecommunications, Ruapehu District: 0.8% Financial and insurance services, Ruapehu District: 1.2% Rental, hiring and real estate services, Ruapehu District: 1.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, Ruapehu District: 2.8% Administrative and support services, Ruapehu District: 2.2% Public administration and safety, Ruapehu District: 8.4% Education and training, Ruapehu District: 8.8% Health care and social assistance, Ruapehu District: 6.0% Arts and recreation services, Ruapehu District: 2.5% Other services, Ruapehu District: 2.7%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings,2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2013
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2013 Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Ruapehu District: -135 Mining, Ruapehu District: -9 Manufacturing, Ruapehu District: -87 Electricity, gas, water and waste services, Ruapehu District: -24 Construction, Ruapehu District: -120 Wholesale trade, Ruapehu District: -15 Retail trade, Ruapehu District: -117 Accommodation and food services, Ruapehu District: -18 Transport, postal and warehousing, Ruapehu District: +3 Information media and telecommunications, Ruapehu District: 0 Financial and insurance services, Ruapehu District: +9 Rental, hiring and real estate services, Ruapehu District: -27 Professional, scientific and technical services, Ruapehu District: 0 Administrative and support services, Ruapehu District: 0 Public administration and safety, Ruapehu District: -288 Education and training, Ruapehu District: -6 Health care and social assistance, Ruapehu District: +21 Arts and recreation services, Ruapehu District: +12 Other services, Ruapehu District: -36
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Ruapehu District in 2013 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (1,326 people or 24.0%)
  • Education and training (489 people or 8.8%)
  • Public administration and safety (462 people or 8.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,277 people in total or 41.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the Manawatu-Wanganui Region employed 11.1% in Agriculture, forestry and fishing; 9.5% in Education and training; and 7.3% in Public administration and safety.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Ruapehu District and the Manawatu-Wanganui Region were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in agriculture, forestry and fishing (24.0% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in accommodation and food services (8.0% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (6.0% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (5.0% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Ruapehu District decreased by 1,041 between 2006 and 2013.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2013 in the Ruapehu District were for those employed in:

  • Public administration and safety (-288 persons)
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (-135 persons)
  • Construction (-120 persons)
  • Retail trade (-117 persons)

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